Satsuki Shibuya is an artist and spiritual thinker whose work represents her way of translating the energy of the unseen, spiritual world into something more tangible in the real world.

Born and raised in the constant activity of Los Angeles, California, her work blends the powers of art and spirituality, and it is this combination that allows her to connect deeply with others, more accurately define her art, form her spiritual practice, and better understand her identity as an individual.

Satsuki’s earliest creative exploration was in music, primarily piano and vocals. After spending time in the music industry, she felt herself pulled into the visual arts and pursued that initially through graphic and product design. Following an extended illness that took her away from her profession and allowed her to connect more deeply with her spirituality and her soul, Satsuki was called to painting. With brush in hand, she let emotion and feeling guide her work. She began to explore peace with her own identity as second-generation Japanese by recognizing that belonging is about those in your life rather than where you physically sit. Today, Satsuki continues seeking the harmony her ear was trained to find by translating experiences beneath the surface into something that in turn helps others connect with themselves and the world in a way that often eludes explanation.

Regardless of how her work takes shape, Satsuki knows the purpose is not in the making or the medium. Rather, she creates to express to others what she feels and experiences beyond daily existence with the hope that her art may serve as the catalyst that allows them to discover a deeper purpose for themselves by responding to this energy with sensations all their own.

Written in collaboration with Author and Writer John Bray


b. 1981 in East Los Angeles, California.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions

Moments, Show + Tell, Los Angeles, California
Tête-Á-Tête, Salad Bowl gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Flow, Poketo, Los Angeles, California
Into The Light, Do Design, Madrid, Spain

Collaborations & Projects

ILIA x Tappan, Tappan Collective, Los Angeles, California


BFA, Communication Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

BS, Music Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Group Exhibitions

Made In L.A., Tappan Collective, Los Angeles, California
Temporal, Tappan Collective, Los Angeles, California

Waves, curated by Kisshomaru Shimamura, Same Gallery (Tokyo), C7C Gallery (Nagoya), Lian (Osaka), Haku (Kyoto), Japan

Los Angeles Invitational Show, George Billis gallery, Culver City, Calfornia
Calm Chaos no. 02, Zeitgenießische Galerie, Heidelberg, Germany
GIFC, 0-0 LA, Worldwide
Generation Art Party, UNICEF, Venice California (2015-2018)

Palette, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, California
Kisaragi No Isidis, Edane, Osaka, Japan
Spatially Speaking, Platform/Tappan Collective, Culver City, California
fresh stART, Santa Monica, California

Soul of Asia, Asia Art Network, KEPCO Art Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Soho House x Tappan Collective, Soho House, West Hollywood, California

Good Mail Day, Artstream Studios Gallery, Dover, New Hampshire
Floral Edition 003, Collectif Blanc, Montréal, Canada
The Summer Print Shop, Book Stand, FvF Apartment, Berlin, Germany


The Uncanny Practice of Entrainment, artwork, Spirituality & Health Magazine

Artwork + interview, Heim Magazine (Russian)
Another World — In the heart of Cascadia, artwork, Cereal Magazine

Embracing the Moment, cover art & interview, Obscura Magazine (English & Chinese)
Editor’s Notes, artwork, Perdiz Magazine (English & Spanish)
Sweets, artwork, Mill Magazine (Japanese)
Kinfolk Gatherings, Kinfolk Magazine

Lectures, Talks & Workshops

Round Table Discussions, Guest Speaker, USC Roski School of Art and Design MFA Design Program, Los Angeles, California.

The Apoteacary Travelling Tea Bar x Satsuki Shibuya, Immersive Sensory Experience Workshop, Super Farmers, Singapore2022
Crit Crew, Visiting Artist, Thrive Network

Female Identity & Perspectives In Art Today, Panelist, LA Design Festival, Los Angeles, California
Design/Arts Entrepreneur, Guest Speaker, Otis College of Art and Design (2015-2019)

Mindfulness & The Creative Process, Panelist, LA Design Festival, Los Angeles, California
Foundation Forward Alumni Panel, Panelist, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

Authentic Branding, Workshop, Parachute, Venice CaliforniaExplorations in Watercolor, Workshop, Poketo, Los Angeles, California (2015-2017)

Developing Your Intuition for Work and Life, Workshop, Show + Tell, Los Angeles, California

Branding 101, Workshop, Poketo, Los Angeles, California
CONTRAST, Guest Speaker, TYPO International Design Talks, San Francisco, California




  • Talking Spaces with Satsuki Shibuya, West Elm
  • At Home With Satsuki Shibuya, Steven Alan
  • Contrast Conversations with Satsuki Shibuya, TYPO International Design Talks